Silvio Micali


Free speaking session from the Crypto Asia Summit.


Silvio Micali has been on the faculty at MIT, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, since 1983. Silvio’s research interests are cryptography, zero knowledge, pseudorandom generation, secure protocols, and mechanism design and blockchain. In particular, Silvio is the co-inventor of probabilistic encryption, Zero-Knowledge Proofs, Verifiable Random Functions and many of the protocols that are the foundations of modern cryptography.

In 2017, Silvio founded Algorand, a fully decentralized, secure, and scalable blockchain which provides a common platform for building products and services for a borderless economy. At Algorand, Silvio oversees all research, including theory, security and crypto finance.

Silvio is the recipient of the Turing Award (in computer science), of the Gödel Prize (in theoretical computer science) and the RSA prize (in cryptography). He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and Accademia dei Lincei.

Silvio has received his Laurea in Mathematics from the University of Rome, and his PhD in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley.

Algorand is a technology company that built and developed the world’s first open, permissionless, pure proof-of-stake blockchain protocol that, without forking, provides the necessary security, scalability, and decentralization needed for today’s economy.

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Parker Santos

look forward

Pandu Naik

Thank you

Pádraig Mac Anraoi

Promising pitch, thanks for sharing what the ALGO vision is; I couldn’t understand what you were until now. I guess some things are best heard straight from the horses mouth!

Dava nk

Silvio are you a developer by trade?

Algorand Foundation

Famer Has there been a problem with scalability? Can you imagine a world with borderless, frictionless economy? Come to Algorand – get a fully decentralized, scalable and secure blockchain solution.

Alex Famer

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Algorand Foundation

@日向 佐藤 Ono Thanks for your interests. Japan is an important market. We plan to have offline events in Tokyo soon when there is an opportunity. We have some capable ambassadors in Tokyo. One of our Japan ambassadors has established the Algorand Japanese website: Welcome to follow us on… Read more »

Hina Ono

I was so excited to attend Teamz blockchain summit to meet the Algorand team in japan, when Algorand can come to Tokyo!?

Algorand Foundation

@Christopher Park No problem. 🙂 Hope you have enjoyed the video. If you want to learn more, feel free to join our telegram channel:

Algorand Foundation

@Noah Taylor Glad to hear that! Don’t forget to join our telegram channel as well:

Algorand Foundation

@ John Yang Thank you for your interests. You can find more videos from Algorand on our youtube channel:

Algorand Foundation

@ John Zhao Glad to hear that you enjoyed the video. 🙂 Feel free to join our Telegram channel to leave further questions and comments:

Algorand Foundation

@Adela Garcia Hi Adela, great to hear you wanna learn more. 🙂 Here’s a website where you can find some cryptographic courses from Prof. Silvio Micali: If you want to learn more about algorand, try our youtube channel:

Algorand Foundation

@ Oliver Martin Thanks for your interest! Hope you have enjoyed the video. Feel free to leave your questions or comments here.

Algorand Foundation

@John Chong Zhao Hey John, if you don’t mind I’d like to answer this for you. The plan for Algorand after the mainnet launch has been pretty consistent: (1) build a strong ecosystem (2) improve the Algorand platform. Specifically for this year, we have launched several programs to fulfill these… Read more »

Algorand Foundation

@Ben White Hey Ben, glad to hear that. Have you joined our Ambassador Program? 🙂 Feel free to check it out:

Algorand Foundation

@ Lucy Rivera Morning! Hope you’ve enjoyed the video from Algorand founder Prof. Silvio Micali. 🙂

Algorand Foundation

@ Andrew Howard Hi Andrew, thank you for your interests. The Algorand Ambassador Program is a community rewarding program initiated by Algorand Foundation. By contributing to the community through producing contents or hosting events, you will be able to receive rewards in ALGO. Check the details on this website:

Algorand Foundation

@Abel Brown Hey Abel, thank for your question. Could you please take a look on the answer above (re James) to see if it helps with your question? Thanks 🙂

Christopher Park

Thank you for sharing!

Algorand Foundation

@James Moore Thank you for your questions James. Generally speaking, Algorand has a different market position, instead of being a currency or a global computer, Algorand is more focused on Finance. This leads to the design philosophy that the entire product and tech stack of Algorand is optimized for easily… Read more »

Elsie Turner

hey Silvio

Algorand Foundation

@William Jackson Thank you for your interest. The next for Algorand is to further expand its ecosystem, community and to attract use cases to leverage our platform and technologies. At the same time, we are also constantly making effort to make the Algorand platform more secure and more easy to… Read more »

Millie Evans

but I may try algo, give it a shot

Noah Taylor

The video is pretty good and good opportunity to learn about ALgorand.

Millie Evans


John Yang

Will you make more videos like this?

Sofia Gomez

anyone who HODL algo share me about this?

Cristian Moler
Reply to  Sofia Gomez

i was trading ALGO

Joshua Kim

Hello everyone

Sofia Gomez

is algo a good investment?

John Zhao

Very clear!!

Adela Garcia

Hi you have MIT online course?

Oliver Martin

Honor to be here.

John Zhao

Can you tell us some details about Algorand’s plan this year?

Lucy Rivera

morning everyone~

Ben White

Here is a fun of Algorand and I have been following Algorand for a while.

Lucy Rivera

morning everyone

Andrew Howard

What’s the Algorand Ambassador Program?

Abel Brown

What’s the differences with Etherenum?

James Moore

What’s the difference Algorand with other public chain project ?

William Jackson

What’s the next goal of Algorand ?

Algorand Foundation

@Elsie Turner Hi, thank you for your question. Currently there’s more than one way to get rewards in ALGOs, including holding ALGOs to get PoS rewards, contributing in the community, and apply for our grant program with your excellent projects.

Algorand Foundation

@Jayden Bai @ Noah Taylor Thank you! You can also join our telegram group to find people with shared interests:

Algorand Foundation

@ Noah Taylor Thank for your interests and feel free to ask any further questions. You can also join our telegram group to find people with shared interests:

Elsie Turner

What is Algorand’s current reward scheme?

Jayden Bai

Looking forward about Blockchain tech’s share!

Algorand Foundation

@Alejandro Lopez Hi, glad to hear that you are interest. Algorand has launched a community program called Algorand Ambassador Program. You can follow the guideline to contribute to our community and earn rewards in ALGOs. Check the details here:

Algorand Foundation

@Adela Garcia Hi, thanks for your interests. Algorand is a finance platform based on blockchain and cryptography technologies aiming for reducing the friction in our economy. Founded by Turing Award winner Prof. Silvio Micali, Algorand is built by a group of talents with strong technology and business background. Algorand blockchain… Read more »

Noah Taylor

Looking forward the Algorand share